SES-11: Accelerating development of video neighbourhood in the US
SES-11, a high-powered hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite, was successfully launched with SpaceX from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on 11 October 2017.
The dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES was launched on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
EchoStar 105/ SES-11 Roars into Space
This is the second time SES has launched on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket, and the fourth launch with SpaceX. SES was the first commercial customer to launch on a Falcon 9 in 2013.
EchoStar 105/ SES-11 is a dual-mission satellite, providing SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders of 36 MHz, owned and operated by SES, marketed under the name SES-11, and EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105. The high-powered communications satellite replaces C-band capacity for AMC-18 and Ku-band capacity for AMC-15 at the 105 degrees West orbital slot.
SES-11 is designed to accelerate the development of the US Prime video neighbourhood and the delivery of high definition (HD) and ultra-high definition (UHD) channels. It offers comprehensive coverage over North America, including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. The satellite's C-band capacity is optimised for digital television delivery, and will join SES-1 and SES-3 at the centre of SES’s North American orbital arc which reaches more than 100 million TV homes and 100% penetration in the US.
SES-11 will be utilised for the expansion of SES’s North America Ultra HD platform, which hosts the world's largest Ultra HD bouquet of 10 Ultra HD channels and reaches a combined audience of more than 10 million subscribers.
SES-11 is the 47th satellite based on Airbus’s highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform. It has a launch mass of 5,200 kg and spacecraft power of 12 kW.
Burkina Faso Government and SES Networks
Together with Burkina Faso Government we have embarked on an ambitious project to extend and improve the countrywide ICT network and enable the Burkinabè population access to key e-applications. Industry Government Location Burkina FasoRead the full case study